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A statistical anomaly: Caltech wins league game

PASADENA, Calif. — The end of Caltech's 310-game conference losing streak spanning 26 years was so big, even school president Jean-Lou Chameau rushed the court to celebrate.

A day later, the two old-time scoreboards in tiny Braun Gym remained lit up with the result: Home 46, Visitor 45.

Call it Revenge of the Nerds.

The Division III Beavers beat Occidental College in their season finale Tuesday night, giving Caltech its first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory since Jan. 23, 1985, when the Beavers defeated LaVerne 48-47.